Tamar River, Launceston

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Kanamaluka/Tamar River is a 70km estuary located in northern Tasmania, Australia. Despite being called a river, the waterway is a saline and tidal estuary over its entire length.Location and featuresFormed by the confluence of the North Esk and South Esk rivers at, kanamaluka/Tamar River flows generally north towards its mouth at Low Head, north of the settlement George Town and into the Bass Strait via Port Dalrymple. kanamaluka/Tamar River has several minor tributaries including the Supply River.Low Head Lighthouse is located at the tip of a peninsula, on the east side of the mouth of the Tamar River. The only full crossing of the river is the Batman Bridge in the relatively remote area of Sidmouth, around halfway up the river.Although the Port of Launceston is now used very little in comparison to the past and the SeaCat Tasmania ferry no longer docks at George Town, the river still is used for shipping, with light and heavy industries at George Town including aluminium smelters as well as commercial boat cruises.EtymologyThe Tamar River was named after the River Tamar in South West England by Colonel William Paterson in December 1804.
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  • We took the four hour, lunch cruise and were very pleasantly surprised by the commentary and the interesting locations. Lunch was excellent and plentiful. There were tasty rolls, wraps, cheese, fruit,...  more »
  • This is a lovely river with boats on it. At times there are more traffic on the river, but all is well. I found out that there were floods at time. In 1990 they fixed that. They built the Marfaret Str...  more »
  • A drive along the West Tamar must be one of the most beautiful in the world. Quiet, peaceful and fantastic views of the river around every bend. So sad that Kuklas restaurant is no longer operating at...  more »
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